Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Strike in capital: Lightning kills two women

Strike in capital: Lightning kills two women

Strike in capital: Lightning kills two women

Strike in capital
A 21-year-old woman died and three women fell unconscious after they were struck by lightning on Sunday while walking along railway tracks in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district, police officials said yesterday.

A district police official, who declined to be named, said that the women were workers at Sky High garment factory in Dangkor district.

“They were walking along the railway and the woman who died was talking on the phone and the other three accompanied her,” he said.

District deputy police chief Chuop Sok Heng declined to comment yesterday.

In a separate case, a 37-year-old woman died on Sunday after she was hit by lightning in Kampot province’s Teuk Chhou district. Sang Sophy, district deputy police chief, said that Sum Ra was struck by lightning as she walked her cow from her house to eat grass by a nearby rice field. “This is the first lightning [related death] in my district this year,” he said.

Keo Vy, cabinet chief at the National Committee for Disaster Management, said yesterday that lightning had killed 58 people and injured 53 so far this year, compared with 34 deaths caused by lightning over the same period last year.

MOST VIEWED

  • Serious flooding across country

    The Kampong Speu provincial Committee for Disaster Management on Wednesday issued an alert after non-stop heavy rain caused widespread flooding. In Koh Kong province, authorities are working with the disaster committee and the Cambodian Red Cross to assist those affected after more than 350 homes were

  • CNRP points to King in call for vote boycott

    Leaders of the former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) have taken a new tack in their call for a boycott of the national elections later this month. They are now claiming that the people should follow the King, who is expected to abide by tradition

  • Actress’s NGO takes heat for promoting the ruling party

    An actress’s NGO which participated in an election campaign event contrary to the Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organisations (Lango) has been slammed. Chorn Chanleakena, a celebrity and the president of the Association of Artists Volunteering to Help Society, allegedly led its members in

  • Troop moves ‘won’t worry people’

    Senior officials at the Ministry of Defence and National Police said on Tuesday that riot training provided to the country’s police forces were aimed at preventing unexpected demonstrations and strikes before and after the July 29 national elections. The troop mobilisation, they said, would not